IPC Accreditation Guide Published

Bonn, Germany - The updated version of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Accreditation and Sport Entries at the Paralympic Games - Users’ Guide has been published today. This version of the Guide was produced and updated for the context of accreditation to be used during the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. It will be updated following every edition of the Paralympic Games. 19 Oct 2007 By IPC

The document contains information about the Paralympic Identity and Accreditation Card, accreditation categories, related privileges, the terms upon which it is issued or withdrawn as well as details about the Sport Entries Process, which describes the official entry of eligible and duly qualified athletes into the Paralympic Games.

The purpose of accreditation is to identify people and their roles at the Paralympic Games and allow them necessary access to perform their roles. Accreditation is not an external sign of a privileged status but is a necessary working tool to manage the large numbers of people participating in the Paralympic Games, facilitating their movements in a flexible and secure fashion.

For a PDF version of the Guide, please see the official IPC website at www.paralympic.org -> IPC -> Reference Documents.